Blog Archives

The Supreme Court rules, but ACP fight far from over

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline still lacks more than half a dozen key permits and faces fierce policy and economic headwinds. The fight to stop it is far from over.

TAGS:

Western North Carolina Groups Seek Solutions to Human-Bear Interactions

Several groups are collaborating on a study intended to reduce the number of human-bear conflicts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

TAGS:

Documenting Environmental Changes

Eastern hellbender salamander

Citizen scientists use a mobile app to monitor seasonal life cycle phases of plants and animals along the Appalachian Trail, and use drones to monitor the habitats of Eastern hellbender salamanders.

TAGS:

North Carolina Forest Fire Closes Appalachian Trail

An unattended campfire likely caused a 50-acre fire that temporarily closed part of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina.

TAGS:

Monogamous and territorial – my common traits with woodpeckers

Living in Virginia, it’s easy to take the Blue Ridge Mountains for granted. But if you pay attention, there’s a mystery to them that many don’t appreciate — including the companies who want to build natural gas pipelines through them.

TAGS:

Groups challenge W.Va. certification for proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline

Contact: Gabby Brown, Sierra Club, gabby.brown@sierraclub.org Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices, peter@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 Richmond, VA — Environmental groups filed suit today challenging West Virginia’s certification for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would transport fracked gas across West Virginia and Virginia.

TAGS:

Following the White Blaze

For nearly 70 years, adventurous souls have been thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. People embark on the challenge for various reasons, but no one who makes the journey is ever the same again.

TAGS:

Pipeline Construction Would Scar Appalachian Trail Vistas

If constructed, the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines would permanently mar several majestic vistas along the Appalachian Trail. Local residents and avid hikers voice concerns.

TAGS:

Southwest Virginia Gets a New Brand and Other Shorts

Southwest Virginia get s new brand, Appalachian Youth discuss Just Economic Transition and other short stories from across Appalachia.

TAGS:

The National Park Service Turns 100

The National Park Service turned 100 years old this summer and celebrations continue throughout the fall.

TAGS: